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Each month has a stone attached to it, according to the sign of the zodiac, assigned according to the different facets of the characters.
The origin of birthstones dates back to the Middle Ages with Aaron, Moses’ brother, who wore a breastplate. The 12 stones represented both the 12 tribes of Israel, but also the months of the year. This is how they became the birthstones.
The knowledge of gems was not accurate at the time. But since 1912, an association of jewellers has been clarifying the associations stone-month .
Birthstones’ liste by month:
This fine stone, which exists in a wide variety of colours, re-energizing and regenerating, symbolizes friendship and trust.
A purple-coloured quartz variety that brings peace and serenity to those who wear it.
It is part of the beryl family like emerald, associated with youth and hope. Thanks to its crystalline colour, which recalls the reflections of the ocean, it becames the symbol of the sailors who wore it as a protective amulet. Offered as a wedding gift, it is said to ensure longevity and success for the couple.
It is the hardest and one of the most sparkling gemstones. It symbolizes purity and eternity, the emblem of love. Its name comes from the Greek “adamus” which means invincible. There are white but also other colours such as yellow, brown, black, pink, blue, green. It is a privileged gem to celebrate sixtieth wedding anniversaries.
It is a green variety of beryl, a stone that is difficult to cut due to its composition. It often contains inclusions called “the garden of emerald”. Its green colour is associated with protective properties. Wearing it would provide excellent health and eternal youth.
June: The pearl
It is the symbol of chastity and purity. It has medicinal properties, as helping fertility. Whether it is seawater or fresh water, it exists in different colours depending on its origin: from green to eggplant in Tahiti, white to pink in Japan, golden yellow in the Philippines.
It is a red corundum. All other colours are called sapphires. It is known to bring good luck to the one who wears it. Ancient beliefs gave him the virtue of protecting against evil and evil spirits. Thus, Chinese warriors wore rubies on their armor to defeat their enemies. Its red color is the symbol of carnal and passionate love.
Its lime green colour, of incredible brilliance, instils power and influence to the wearer. It would also have the virtue of helping to fight asthma, according to some beliefs.
Like rubies, it belongs to the corundum family. There are many writings in religious literature that mention the virtues of loyalty, wisdom and trust. It exists in many colours: blue, green, yellow, orange, pink.
October: Opal and tourmaline
Opal is a magical and magnificent stone with multicoloured fires. According to many legends, this stone is a good luck charm.
There are tourmalines of several colors. The rarest are turquoise blue called Paraîba. The pink tourmaline would have the virtue of providing unconditional love and sincere friendships. It is also the stone of poets, writers and artists. Indeed, it encourages artistic imagination, and infuses creativity into the wearer.
Citrine is a variety of yellow quartz. This solar stone is known to amplify a person’s energy and success. According to beliefs, it also brings prosperity by fighting against negative energies. It promotes clarity of mind and meditation, preventing self-doubt and depression.
December: Turquoise, Tanzanite
For Tibetans, turquoise symbolizes the sky and water, bringing luck and protection and eliminating all kinds of negative energies. It is also a symbol of good fortune. It would have a regenerative action for the whole body.
Tanzanite was recently discovered in 1967, with both blue and purple highlights.